Geology for Non-Geologists - PEICE

Venue: Calgary

Location: Calgary, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 12, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 15, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 12, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 12, 2011
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Course Information:


This popular four-day course will provide non-geologists with a practical understanding of the principles used by petroleum geologists in the search for oil and gas. The session will include both the scientific background and the practical applications of geology. The tools, techniques, and vocabulary of the petroleum geologist will be emphasized throughout the course.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.


Origin, Nature, and Occurrence of Petroleum

Identifying and Classifying Rocks - Source Rocks, Reservoir Rocks, and Seals

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Depositional Environments and their Significance to Reservoir Rock Prediction

Geologic Time and Dating Geologic Events

Structural Geology - Folding and Faulting

Formation of Petroleum Traps

Surface and Subsurface Mapping Methods

Reconstructing Geologic Events Through Field Work, Maps, and Cross Sections

Exploration Methods - Generating and Evaluating Prospects

Working with Logs

Sources of Data

Sample Examination

Oil Shows at the Wellsite

Formation Evaluation

Instructor(s): Paul Pause, M. Sc.

Paul H. Pause is an independent consulting geologist based in Midland, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology at the University of California at Berkeley, and a master's degree in geology at UCLA. He has worked for a number of oil and gas producing companies, and serves on the executive boards of several professional societies. Paul has received the Dedicated Service award from both the WTGS and the Permian Basin Section SEPM. In May 2002, Paul received the West Texas Geological Society’s highest recognition, the Honorary Life Membership award.

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Additional Information

Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 2795 CAD
Location Calgary, AB
CEU: 3.2 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 32 Professional Development Hours